Item is a documentary film documenting people participating in recreational activities in Vancouver's parks. The recreational activities shown in the film include tennis, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, soccer, golf, lawn bowling, ice skating, rugby, football, field hockey, sunbathing, swimming, children's finger painting, ballet dancing, boys woodworking, girls arts and crafts, girls indoor basketball, bingo, bag piping, and dancing. The film also documents the free archery instruction that was offered by the Park Board Commissioners as well as several Stanley Park feature activities such as the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Theatre Under the Stars and Opera in the Malkin Bowl. [between 1930 and 1950]. Item # MI-103
Really this is an amazing film for it's day, complete with animation! Vancouver's famous Stanley Park is unmarred by storms or population growth, I remember shooting at that archery range too! The author is Tom Whitefoot and during his photograph and film career he won awards for his lighting and subjects. I am the proud keeper of those awards as I was privileged to have been photographed and filmed by him when I was young. My mother Joy Harris was his star colourist.